When choosing a translator based overseas – which is, of course, often the case with native speaking translators – it’s wise to take into account the impact that their culture has on their working practices.

We’ve just picked up the pieces for a client who couldn’t get in touch with their Egyptian translator on a Friday to sort out some urgent issues. In Egypt, Friday is a holy day and many companies close on Thursday and Friday, making those days their weekend.

If you don’t know about these differences in advance, you can find yourself with a last-minute panic that you can’t resolve. We’d advise working with a translation company that understands these issues and can manage them for you – a company like SanTranslate, perhaps!

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